The Real Difference Between the Righteous and the Wicked

The Scriptures call Noah, Abraham, and David righteous men, but Paul said that “all our righteousness is as filthy rags.” The Biblical narratives of these men illustrates Paul’s point very well: The second thing Noah did when he got off the boat was to plant a vineyard so he could get drunk. (You have to …

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Cain’s Choice: Elevation by God or Subjection by Sin

When God rejected Cain’s offering and accepted Abel’s, Cain’s first reaction was anger. God told him he had no right to be angry; it was his own fault that the offering wasn’t suitable. There was no contest between the two brothers. If Cain would choose to do what was right, God would accept him also. …

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The Faith and Prayers of America’s Founding Fathers

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve had something of an obsession with both prayer and American history for some years now. I have lots of questions for God about prayer and faith, so I spend a lot of time reading and studying about it. It can be tough, because frequently I don’t “feel” a lot …

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Whose Law Is It and Why Should You Care?

Someone once wrote, “It is absolutely bizarre that some Christians are still under the impression that they have an obligation to abide by Jewish Law.” I completely agree. If that surprises you, then you might be operating under the same lexical error as the original writer. The problem is a confusion of terms. Most Christians …

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Nobody’s Perfect, So Don’t Even Try

Someone once tried to tell me… For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. (James 2:10) Good luck trying to become righteous before God through the law…I wish you the best. This person is equating “righteous” with “saved”, which isn’t entirely wrong. It’s just irrelevant. …

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